Weekend Foto Fun 6-3-05

r_i_straw Jun 4, 2005

  1. Grey One

    Grey One TrainBoard Supporter

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    Colonel,
    Love the CP units. If they are stock units did you weather them as they don't seem to be as glaringly bright as mine. What process did you use?
    Thannks
     
  2. Tompm

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    Thanks everyone!

    You would have to ask that!? :D

    The tank is the color that it came in. I painted the wood ladders and supports of the tank with Folk Art craft paints. I used Real Brown. The spout was painted with Folk Art Metallic Silver. I weathered it by dry brushing with Americana Burnt Sienna, Folk Art Charcoal Gray. I also dry brushed some charcoal gray on the tank. I went over everything with a wash of Charcoal Gray.

    The water tower is a kit made by Model Power.

    I cannot take any credit for the boxcar. It is a friend’s car. I believe it is a Red Caboose model, that he custom painted and lettered for his freelanced line. I am not sure what detail parts came with it and what he added.
     
  3. Tompm

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    Paul
    Nice shots! Those CP units look sharp! I also like the blue MoPac untis.

    John Sing
    The track and ballast look great! So does the SD7!

    Flash
    Great layout shots!

    Giovanni
    Nice scene!

    Loco1999
    The tool is looking fine!
     
  4. Tompm

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    Here is my latest project. It is a custom painted and lettered Ralston-Jefferson covered hopper. These pictures were taken after all the decaling was done and the trucks and wheels have been weathered. After this the weathering of the car began.

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  5. Pete Nolan

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    Here's one I took late this afternoon:

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    This shows Jeanne's work on Downtown. Also, I'm getting the Chroma-Key technique down a little better--remember the "sky" here is basically the bottom of the second deck.
     
  6. doofus

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    A caboose meets it's compatriot in the hills.
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  7. Benny

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    All I did today was go to a train show, drop some money, andn then when I got home I got motivated and did some overhualwork on one of three abused boxcars I have (old kits).

    The car got new roof ribs, roofwalks, draft gear, kadees, Brake gear, new ladders, new stirpups, new grabirons. All said and don, the worse part is I don;t have the metal strips for holding on the doors, so I resorsted to pieces of H colum. If anyone knows where I can get metal in the channel shape that is common in the old kits, it would be very nice to get a hold of them!!!
     
  8. Fotheringill

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    "The water tower is a kit made by Model Power."

    I am amazed.
     
  9. rush2ny

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    A PRR ALCO awaits a crew on the HVRR. The restored unit will be pulling a railfan special later in the day:

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    Russ
     
  10. satokuma

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    It may be Sunday in the Siskiyous but the shop crew works through the morning to keep this old girl running...
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    :D :D :D

    Great shots everyone, always an inspiration to continue on.... :cool:
     
  11. loco1999

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    Finished it.

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    Loco1999
     
  12. Powersteamguy1790

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    Loco1999:

    Looks good. ;)

    The walls need a wash of grimy black with some mud at the foundation.


    Stay cool and run steam..... [​IMG] :cool: :cool:
     
  13. Powersteamguy1790

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    Tom:

    That watertower really looks great. [​IMG]


    Stay cool and run steam..... [​IMG] :cool: :cool:
     
  14. traingeekboy

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    I think the ballasting looks very good. Perhaps part of the trick is to do scenery first so that the ballest that falls off the track gets held in place by surrounding scenery.

    Turnouts My advice for turnouts is to simply leave the stuff between the rails alone. I have bad luck with ballast and regular turnouts. I think anything getting into the inner workings of the kato turnout will really screw things up...I have a turnout out and I'm looking it over... I think you could try making a finer dust out of the ballast for the places between the points. Make sure to tape over the slide hole for the manual throw. The mechanisms on the turnouts are really impressive. I am very much in awe of how smooth they move and then snap into their final position.

    As to the too clean ballast. Maybe a very fine dusting of chalk could help give the track that dirty dusty look.

    [ June 05, 2005, 06:04 PM: Message edited by: traingeekboy ]
     
  15. HemiAdda2d

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    Nice stuff as always!
    Railfanning after church today, while eating lunch....
    Brank spanking new SD70ACe with yellow sill stripes on the point of a hot loaded autorack train:
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  16. Pete Nolan

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    Here's some farmland about halfway up the layout. A pair of PAs is hustling a 50-car hotshot past Harrington Farms, starting the last two mile climb to the third deck.

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  17. N_S_L

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    I can tell you for sure that ballast will be the LAST thing on my next layout.
     
  18. Powersteamguy1790

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    John:

    I would keep the ballast away from the turnout's points and frogs.

    On the JJJ&E, the ballast was laid down after some of the trackside scenery was completed.


    Stay cool and run steam...... [​IMG] :cool: :cool:
     
  19. N_S_L

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    Painters getting started in the town...

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    still more to be done... windows, more trim, weathering, dull coat... etc...

    and a cool building that would be fun to scratchbuild...

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  20. WPZephyrFan

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    Hey, Mike...where is that place? You don't live too very far away from me and you're right, that would make a VERY cool building for a layout!
    There's another very cool building on hwy 12 a few miles west of Stockton... if I remember right, it's a sunflower seed storage facility... has a bunch of those neat Butler Bins and all kinds of piping. I really like those Butler Buns...dunno why, just DO! :cool:
     

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